Andy Brinza grew up in the Milwaukee area and began playing truAndy Brinzampet in 5th grade.  He attended UW-Milwaukee where he played in the Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and various chamber groups.  Andy is a founding member of the East Side Jazz Orchestra, an 17 piece big band.  He also plays in a New Orleans Brass Band, an original funk band, and occasionally the Madison Brass Band.